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The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited a “new phase” of the pandemic in a statement confirming the end ...
06/12/2022
Pre-travel testing requirement lifted: What you need to know about the new US travel policy

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cited a “new phase” of the pandemic in a statement confirming the end of the requirement for travelers to test negative for Covid-19 before entering the US.

Many travelers in the United States and abroad have been waiting for it. The travel industry has been pushing for it. And on Sunday an end arrives to the requirement for travelers to test negative …

Laundry workers from California and Arizona who say they’re struggling to get by on poverty wages plan to rally in Los A...
06/11/2022
Laundry workers to rally in Los Angeles for higher wages

Laundry workers from California and Arizona who say they’re struggling to get by on poverty wages plan to rally in Los Angeles on Monday to get their message out.

About 50 employees — most of whom are Latina women working at hospitals, restaurants, hotels and other workplaces — will speak for an estimated 5,000 laundry workers in California, Arizona and New …

Los Angeles County health officials on Friday announced two more presumed cases of monkeypox, bringing the local total t...
06/11/2022
2 more presumed cases of monkeypox indentified in LA County

Los Angeles County health officials on Friday announced two more presumed cases of monkeypox, bringing the local total to four.

Like the previous cases, the new patients are both showing symptoms but are "doing well" and are in isolation. Both also had a recent travel history.

Like the previous cases, the new patients are both showing symptoms but are “doing well” and are in isolation. Both also had a recent travel history.

A long-time San Gabriel Valley-area school administrator has been named superintendent for El Rancho Unified School Dist...
06/11/2022
El Rancho names new superintendent but board approval still needed

A long-time San Gabriel Valley-area school administrator has been named superintendent for El Rancho Unified School District but the decision still needs board approval.

Board President Carolyn Castillo announced the decision late afternoon on Friday via an emailed release, and said it was a unanimous vote.

The board is expected to meet on June 21 to approve the decision to appoint Marco Villegas of Covina, who served as associate superintendent for the past two years for Pasadena Unified School

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission received more evidence from its attorney Friday that a viol...
06/11/2022
More evidence of deputy gangs revealed at LA County sheriff oversight commission

The Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission received more evidence from its attorney Friday that a violent gang of sheriff’s deputies known as the Banditos controls virtually every aspect of the East L.A. Station, including scheduling and training, and intimidates those who refuse to follow orders.

Among the allegations against an alleged East LA deputy gang are assaults on deputies, withheld back-up support and removing lug nuts from the tires of disfavored deputies.

From among a field of nine candidates for mayor, Los Angeles voters have chosen Congresswoman Karen Bass and billionaire...
06/11/2022
Election 2022: ‘Daily disorder’ was on the ballot in the Caruso vs. Bass race for LA mayor

From among a field of nine candidates for mayor, Los Angeles voters have chosen Congresswoman Karen Bass and billionaire businessman Rick Caruso to face off in the November general election, a litmus test of sorts that will measure the angst and hope of the city.

From among a field of nine candidates for mayor, Los Angeles voters have chosen Congresswoman Karen Bass and billionaire businessman Rick Caruso to face off in the November general election, a litm…

Six Flags has launched a new streamlined annual pass program that can be used at Magic Mountain, Discovery Kingdom and o...
06/11/2022
Six Flags launches new annual pass program

Six Flags has launched a new streamlined annual pass program that can be used at Magic Mountain, Discovery Kingdom and other Six Flags amusement parks and water parks around the country with the option to add a limited dining plan.

The new Six Flags annual pass – which is sold at each park in the chain and varies by price at each location – has four tiers: Summer, Thrill Seeker, Extreme and Ultimate.

Katy Nomura will be Long Beach’s next deputy city manager, the city announced this week.City Manager Tom Modica made the...
06/10/2022
Long Beach adds deputy city manager from Cupertino

Katy Nomura will be Long Beach’s next deputy city manager, the city announced this week.

City Manager Tom Modica made the appointment, which means he will now have an all-woman executive team.

Executive team now will be all women.

Activision Blizzard Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick said the US’s biggest independent video-game publisher will sta...
06/10/2022
Activision Blizzard agrees to union negotiations with CWA

Activision Blizzard Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick said the US’s biggest independent video-game publisher will start negotiating with the Communications Workers of America over a collective bargaining agreement for employees at its subsidiary Raven Software.

Activision Blizzard Chief Executive Officer Bobby Kotick said the US’s biggest independent video-game publisher will start negotiating with the Communications Workers of America over a collective b…

Cities and nonprofits across Southern California will receive millions of dollars combined from California to implement ...
06/10/2022
Southern California cities, nonprofits receive millions for gun-violence prevention, Newsom announces

Cities and nonprofits across Southern California will receive millions of dollars combined from California to implement gun violence-prevention programs, part of $156 million in grants statewide that Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Thursday.

The money, part of $156 million in grants statewide, will go to cities and organizations throughout the Southland, including the Inland Empire, and Los Angeles and Orange counties.

They Might Be Giants lead guitarist and singer John Flansburgh was hospitalized with serious injuries following an Upper...
06/10/2022
They Might Be Giants singer/guitarist seriously injured in New York City car crash sparked by drunk driver, police say

They Might Be Giants lead guitarist and singer John Flansburgh was hospitalized with serious injuries following an Upper East Side car crash sparked by a drunk driver, police said Friday.

“The force of the impact actually flipped our car over to its side,” Flansburgh said on Instagram. “While the driver and I oriented ourselves to our new sideways, broken glass and airbag-filled rea…

They Might Be Giants lead guitarist and singer John Flansburgh was hospitalized with serious injuries following an Upper...
06/10/2022
They Might Be Giants singer/guitarist seriously injured in New York City car crash sparked by drunk driver, police say

They Might Be Giants lead guitarist and singer John Flansburgh was hospitalized with serious injuries following an Upper East Side car crash sparked by a drunk driver, police said Friday.

“The force of the impact actually flipped our car over to its side,” Flansburgh said on Instagram. “While the driver and I oriented ourselves to our new sideways, broken glass and airbag-filled rea…

A Las Vegas man charged with killing one man and injuring five others at a Laguna Woods church made his first in-person ...
06/10/2022
Laguna Woods church shooting suspect makes first in-person court appearance

A Las Vegas man charged with killing one man and injuring five others at a Laguna Woods church made his first in-person appearance in an Orange County courtroom on Friday, nearly a month after allegedly carrying out rampage that authorities say was driven by years-long hatred of Taiwanese people.

Chou, wearing a jail uniform and a mask, appeared alert as he stood in a holding cage within a Santa Ana courtroom.

On the day the U.S. inflation rate hit a 40-year high, President Joe Biden traveled to the Port of Los Angeles, in San P...
06/10/2022
President Biden at Port of LA, discusses inflation, supply chain issues

On the day the U.S. inflation rate hit a 40-year high, President Joe Biden traveled to the Port of Los Angeles, in San Pedro, to discuss efforts to streamline global supply chains and counter rising prices, painting the issue as a worldwide problem fueled largely by Russian aggression in Ukraine.

Data released Friday put the May inflation rate at 8.6% above the same month a year ago.

The Summit of the Americas will draw to a close in Los Angeles on Friday.The conference convenes once every three or fou...
06/10/2022
Summit of the Americas: Friday is final day of gathering of hemisphere’s leaders

The Summit of the Americas will draw to a close in Los Angeles on Friday.

The conference convenes once every three or four years and is expected to address issues including immigration, climate, and the COVID-19 pandemic.

The summit’s focus: “Building a Sustainable, Resilient and Equitable Future” in the Americas. Most events are at or around the Convention Center.

The jaw-dropping Spider-Man stuntronic that gracefully somersaults through the air crashed into the side of an Avengers ...
06/10/2022
Spider-Man stuntronic crashes at Disneyland — but he’s already back in action

The jaw-dropping Spider-Man stuntronic that gracefully somersaults through the air crashed into the side of an Avengers Campus building — but the Marvel superhero was back in action a short while later at Disneyland without any visible injuries beyond his pride.

The Spider-Man stuntronic smashed into a silo atop the Web Slingers attraction building at Disney California Adventure on Thursday, June 9.

The Farmer John meat-packing plant in Vernon — a frequent target of protests by animal-rights advocates critical of the ...
06/10/2022
Farmer John meatpacking plant in Vernon to close, citing high-cost California

The Farmer John meat-packing plant in Vernon — a frequent target of protests by animal-rights advocates critical of the treatment of pigs at the facility — will close next year, with its Virginia-based owner today citing the rising costs of doing business in California.

Company officials said it is providing “transition assistance” to employees at the plant, including “relocation options” to other Smithfield facilities and farms.

MacLaren Children’s Center, a notorious and now closed foster care facility in El Monte, faces a lawsuit filed on behalf...
06/10/2022
Sex abuse victims describe horrors at notorious MacLaren Center in El Monte

MacLaren Children’s Center, a notorious and now closed foster care facility in El Monte, faces a lawsuit filed on behalf of 31 victims alleging decades of horrific physical and sexual child abuse by staff members.

New lawsuit filed on behalf of 31 victims alleges they were subjected to physical and sexual abuse by employees of the shuttered Los Angeles County facility in El Monte.

For Father’s Day steakhouses will be having special menus, while casual chains are offering bonuses for gift card purcha...
06/10/2022
Where to find barbecue, steak and deals for Father’s Day 2022

For Father’s Day steakhouses will be having special menus, while casual chains are offering bonuses for gift card purchases around the holiday.

Here is a sampling of what’s out there at restaurant chains.

Chains such as Black Angus, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Claim Jumper have promotions for the holiday.

May was the Port of Long Beach’s strongest month this year, with 890,989 cargo container units processed.That also made ...
06/10/2022
Port of Long Beach has 2nd busiest month in 111-year history during May

May was the Port of Long Beach’s strongest month this year, with 890,989 cargo container units processed.

That also made May the second-busiest month on record for the nation’s second busiest port in its 111-year history.

Imports decreased slightly compared to the same month last year — only because May 2021 was the best month on record.

Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Stoneman Douglas High School, Robb Elementary School...
06/10/2022
Where to find ‘March for Our Lives’ gun-control protests this weekend in LA County

Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Stoneman Douglas High School, Robb Elementary School and many other school shootings since 1999 are on the minds of students who are leading protest marches on June 11 calling for stricter gun-control laws in the United States.

Columbine High School, Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Stoneman Douglas High School, Robb Elementary School and many other school shootings since 1999 are on the minds of students who …

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